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Table of Contents

Preface

Abbreviations

1. Introduction

      1.1. The Organization of Lexical Information

      1.2. The Specification of Predictable Information

      1.3. Co-presence of Information

      1.4. An Outline of the Work

2. An Introduction to Hindi Syntax

      2.1. Nominals

      2.2. Verbals

      2.3. Word Order

3. The Conceptual Framework

      3.1. The Organization of Information

      3.2. Semantic Structure

      3.3. Argument Structure

      3.4. Grammatical Function Structure

      3.5. Grammatical Category Structure

      3.6. Co-presence of the Levels of Structure

      3.7. Summary

4. The Case System

      4.1. The Case Marking System

      4.2. Case Features: Their Syntactic and Semantic Substance

      4.3. The Syntax of Direct Case in Hindi

      4.4. Case Preservation: Direct and Indirect Case

      4.5. Summary

5. Verb Agreement and Word Order

      5.1. Verb Agreement: The Simple Facts

      5.2. Agreement and an Incorporation Construction

      5.3. Concluding Remarks

6. Grammatical Subjecthood

      6.1. Semantic and Coding Properties of Subjects

      6.2. Behavioral Properties of Subjects

      6.3. Grammatical Subjecthood as Prominence

      6.4. Concluding Remarks

7. Indirect Case on Subjects

      7.1. Dative Subjects

      7.2. Instrumental Subjects

      7.3. Locative Subjects

      7.4. Genitive Subjects

      7.5. Accusative Logical Subjects

      7.6. Theoretical Consequences

8. Complex Predicates

      8.1. Introduction

      8.2. The Category Structure of Complex Predicates

      8.3. Predicatehood in Complex Predicates

      8.4. The Argumenthood of the Nominal Host

      8.5. Summary: Structural Mismatches

      8.6. The Notion “Lexical”

9. Conclusion

      9.1 Levels of Structure

References

Index

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